Pokemon GO: How to Beat Zamazenta - Raid Guide, Weakness, Best Counters

By Sam Woods

August 25, 2021

After hanging around for a few days following its debut in Pokemon GO Raid Battles, Zacian is heading for the hills.

However, excitingly for players, it’s making way for another debuting Legendary Pokemon, this time, Pokemon Shield’s featured Legendary, Zamazenta.

Its Hero of Many Battles form will be around in raids until Wednesday, September 1 at 10 am local times.

This has left many players wondering how to beat Zamazenta quickly before it leaves raids. Here’s DualShockers’ Zamazenta raid guide, including all of its weaknesses and the best counters to take it down.

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Every Zamazenta Hero of Many Battles Weakness in Pokemon GO

Zamazenta, when in its Hero of Many Battles form, is a pure Fighting-type Pokemon.

This leaves it with a grand total of three different weaknesses for players to exploit. They are Fairy, Flying and Psychic-type moves.

When in its Crowned Shield form, Zamazenta gains a secondary Steel typing, changing up its weaknesses, however, for now, the ones above are the ones you want to focus on and make will make it easier for you to beat Zamazenta.

How to Beat Zamazenta – Raid Guide and Best Counters

Zamazenta’s trio of weaknesses opens it up to a range of powerful Pokemon.

In terms of Mega Pokemon, players will want to consider Mega Gengar, Mega Pidgeot and Mega Charizard Y.

Following that, it’s Psychic-type Pokemon you’ll want to bring. The best options here include Mewtwo, Metagross, Jirachi, Victini, Latios and Latias.

Flying-type Pokemon are equally as effective here, with Moltres, Ho-Oh, Lugia, Yveltal and Rayquaza all coming in as solid picks.

You can find their best movesets below:

  • Mega Gengar – Lick/Psychic
  • Mega Charizard Y – Air Slash/Blast Burn
  • Mega Pidgeot – Gust/Brave Bird
  • Mewtwo – Psycho Cut/Psystrike
  • Metagross – Zen Headbutt/Psychic
  • Moltres – Wing Attack/Sky Attack
  • Jirachi – Confusion/Psychic
  • Latios – Zen Headbutt/Psychic
  • Latias – Zen Headbutt/Psychic
  • Victini – Confusion/Psychic
  • Ho-Oh – Extrasensory/Brave Bird
  • Lugia – Extrasensory/Aeroblast
  • Yveltal – Gust/Hurricane
  • Rayquaza – Air Slash/Hurricane

Of course, the majority of the Pokemon above are either Legendary or Mythical and therefore, it’s not always possible to have six of these at a high enough level to fill a party.

So, to help you out, here are some of the top budget counters for Zamazenta:

  • Gengar – Lick/Psychic
  • Alakazam – Confusion/Psychic
  • Honchkrow – Peck/Sky Attack
  • Staraptor – Wing Attack/Brave Bird
  • Togekiss – Charm/Dazzling Gleam
  • Espeon – Confusion/Psychic
  • Gallade – Confusion/Psychic
  • Gardevoir – Confusion/Psychic
  • Exeggutor – Confusion/Psychic
  • Togekiss – Charm/Dazzling Gleam

It’s recommended that you bring at least five trainers with you to ensure you can tackle Zamazenta relatively easily.

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Sam Woods

Sam is the Managing Editor at DualShockers. He's been playing video games for as long as he can remember and you can regularly find him on his Nintendo Switch. When he's not playing games, he'll no doubt be suffering watching his beloved Ipswich Town.

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